Join us April 14, 2018 for a day of connection through choral music with expert conductior, composer, and arranger Judith Herrington. Join us for a reading session, a clinic on arranging, and enjoy a open rehearsal featuring the Burnaby Youth Choir and the BC Kodály Choir.
Judith Herrington is the Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma Youth Chorus. Ms. Herrington brings more than 35 years of teaching and conducting experience to her work at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington, and is a recipient of the Inspirational Faculty Award and Murray Foundation Chair for Teaching Excellence. A graduate of the University of Oregon, Ms. Herrington earned her Master of Education degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Having served in several leadership positions for the WA-American Choral Directors Association Board, she is the 2011 recipient of its Leadership and Service Award. She is an inaugural member of the School of Arts and Communication Advisory Board at Pacific Lutheran University. Ms. Herrington is highly regarded as a guest conductor, workshop and choral clinician and served as visiting faculty at VanderCook College of Music. She was recently inducted into the Washington State Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. A noted composer and arranger, she has published through Pavane Publishing, Hal Leonard Publishing, and Colla Voce Publishing. She also edits two choral series for Pavane Publishing.
Marcelline Moody (B.A., U of W.A.), is an Orff graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada, and she has her diploma in Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education from the Special Course at the Orff Institute, Salzburg. She has been teaching the Orff Levels Summer Courses for 25 years at the University of Manitoba and has also taught workshops across Canada, in Adelaide and Perth in Australia, in Salzburg, China, France and England. She has been Music Education consultant with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years, preparing students for listening to the symphony, and training school students for live movement performances with the WSO. More recently, she began a similar programme with the Victoria Symphony. Since retirement from over 2 decades in the school system, Marcelline is now following a life-long interest in composing and arranging, especially pieces for children. Her great love is the recorder. She has recently published recorder manuals “Reach for a Star”, books 1 and 2. Teaching notation in a hands-on, “de-mystifying” way is another of her passions. In 1986, she was awarded the Bronze Medal of the town of Ouistreham in Normandy for her services to music in the community there. She is a recipient of the Morna-June Morrow Award for Teaching Excellence in Manitoba and in June of 2004 she received the Arts in Education Award from the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts.